Charles Cooper Craft, 76, of Madison died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Services were held Saturday, Nov. 10 , 2012, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Vicksburg. Sebrell Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Mr. Craft was born September 13, 1936 in Raleigh to Cooper and Vida Craft. The family lived in Raleigh and Jackson until moving to Vicksburg in 1947.

He graduated from Carr Central High School and Mississippi State University. After graduate school he spent several years at MSU, Florida College and Mississippi University for Women before returning to Vicksburg. He retired as Superintendent of the Vicksburg Warren School District in 1994. Following retirement, he spent several years at All Saints Episcopal School.

Mr. Craft was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Linda Tischner; and his second wife, Nancy Weeks. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Harvey Craft of Madison; daughters, Barbara Craft Watson, Emily Craft Broad, Melissa Weeks Jeter and Jenny Weeks Wilkes; step children, Chris Johnston, Geoffrey Johnston; 10 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and brother, Harry Craft.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice Ministries of Ridgeland.